Creekside Family Health Clinic is privileged to announce the recruitment of Rebecca "Becky" Stoeckler, FNP-C to the practice as a family nurse practitioner (FNP-C). Ms. Stoeckler graduated in 2016 from Simmons College in Boston, MA with a Master of Science in Nursing and is board certified in Family Practice. She will provide acute and primary health and medical care to children, adolescents, and adults.
Although she is a native of New Jersey, she is no stranger to Alaska. She completed her clinical rotations with SEARHC in Sitka during 2015/16 and worked as a nurse in the outpatient clinic and emergency room at that facility from 2013 – 2016. Prior to that she worked at the Providence Kodiak Island medical Center from 2009 – 2013 in the PACU, ER, and acute care departments. "Eight years ago we came here and really fell in love with everything Alaska has to offer", she said.
“We were pretty excited to meet Becky, especially since she was already living here in Ketchikan" says Lani Hill, Family Nurse Practitioner and clinic owner. "It’s especially nice because she’s already settled here and doesn’t need a pre-lecture on the weather", she noted with a smile. "Her experience, easy-going nature and genuine interest in patient care will be a real asset here", she added.
Ms. Stoeckler remarked that Creekside’s emphasis on patient driven care fits nicely with her professional approach and noted a key difference between in-patient and out-patient clinic care. "I’m excited to provide a more personalized and preventative approach to care after spending most of my time in hospitals", she said. "Health care is really relationship based and patients remember how they feel about the experience just as much if not more than the care they received".
Like most residents, she has a keen appreciation for outdoor activities and directs her creative talents towards knitting, photography and cooking.
The Creekside Family is proud to welcome Ms. Stoeckler to the practice. Her addition to the team will further support the clinic’s mission to provide patient care that is accessible, convenient and comprehensive.